Bitter leaf has lots of health benefits which are broken down into the following;

  • Bitter leaf is very useful in toning the vital organs of the body especially the liver and the kidney.Bitter-leaf can be very helpful in maintaining the livers optimum health to release bile acid every time people eat fatty foods.
  • Another major function of the liver is the production of glycogen. Glycogen is stored energy that is released when glucose level is low especially for those who fast.
  • Diabetic patients can also use bitter-leaf as one of their medication to prevent high sugar level in the blood. It will not only lower the sugar level in the blood but also repair impaired pancreas.
  • It increases the rate of metabolism in the body system thereby improving weight loss.
  • It contains anti-parasite, anti-bacteria properties that is needed to cure malaria. It is therefore an anti-bacteria
  • It detoxifies the blood, prevents indigestion, rheumatism, scurvy and nourishes the skin.
  • Cures common skin diseases, such as eczema, ring worms, rashes etc, just by squeezing the leaves and applying it to the affected parts.
  • Bitter leaf juice when taken by nursing mothers, improves the quality and production of breast milk.
  • Cures mild stomach ailment, pile, fight liver problems, and energizes the body.
  • It is a rich source of vitamins, such as Vitamin A, vitamin B1 & B2 which are needed by our body.
  • May reduce the risk of breast cancer.
  • Can reduce cholesterol which in turn helps reduce the risk factors associated with Stroke, Heart Attack and Alzheimer’s.
  • Contains Antioxidants in abundance which helps to check oxidation thereby increasing the body’s disease fighting properties.
  • Bitter leaf also cleans the lymphatic system as well.
  • For smokers or those exposed to secondary smoke, bitter leaf is useful by protecting the body against pollutants that come from cigarette smoke and some dangerous gas
  • It heals S3xually Transmitted Diseases (STD).
  • It helps in the treatment of pneumonia.
  • For people suffering from insomnia, taking bitter leaf juice at night helps.
  • It soothes swollen joints and relieves pain.
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